Top 10 Lists

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children and adults
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE stars Harrison Ford and Sean Connery in a fabulous Indiana Jones adventure where Indy and his estranged father search for the Holy Grail, the chalice Jesus used at the Last Supper. Despite some crudities and scary moments that warrant caution for younger children, INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE is a thoroughly entertaining, uplifting adventure movie that glorifies God, faith, and Jesus Christ while promoting more positive father-son relationships.

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT finds Manny the mammoth and his friends, Sid and Diego, having to rescue Manny’s family from pirates. ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT is a delightful animated movie with a positive message about the importance of family.

LES MISERABLES

Quality:
****
Age:
Teenagers and adults
LES MISÉRABLES is a movie version of the beloved musical play of Victor Hugo’s novel about an ex-convict whose life is redeemed but is hounded anyway by a legalistic policeman. LES MISÉRABLES is a brilliant adaptation of this inspiring, spiritually uplifting Christian story that beautifully depicts God’s transformational powers though the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but it contains some harsh scenes showing the brokenness of humanity without God.

DESPICABLE ME 2

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
DESPICABLE ME 2 finds the former villain Gru joining the Anti-Villains League to stop a villain who’s turning Gru’s adorable little minions into monsters with a stolen secret formula. DESPICABLE ME 2 is one of the funniest, laugh-out-loud, hilarious, best conceived, well-plotted, most enjoyable movies ever. Every form of villainy is refuted, family is affirmed, doing the right thing is affirmed, and good triumphs.

FATHER OF THE BRIDE

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In this heartfelt comedy, Spencer Tracy shines as the Father of the Bride who has to realize that his daughter has grown up.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Quality:
****
Age:
Older children and adults
The 1963 classic movie TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD tells the story of a small-town Southern lawyer during the Great Depression, his two children, and two cases of prejudice. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is a timeless classic with strong Christian, moral principles and exceptional directing and acting.

CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (1950)

Quality:
****
Age:
Showing how to organize a large family (be fruitful and multiply), this real-life story of the Gilbreth family has a wonderful scene where the father and mother ironically skewer a prissy, stuck-up representative from the evil Planned Parenthood. Clifton Webb plays the unforgettable father, and Myrna Loy is the strong, supportive mother.

THE YEARLING

Quality:
****
Age:
Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's sensitive, post Civil War tale of a boy attached to a young deer is a great family story about coming of age. This fine family film starring Gregory Peck as the boy’s father has a redemptive, Christian worldview.

SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON

Quality:
****
Age:
A rollicking good family movie adapted from a famous classic Christian novel.In accord with Johann Wyss' story, Christian elements have been designed into the script, which centers on a family, led by a strong father and mother, stranded on an island and fighting off some pirates.

FINDING NEMO

Quality:
****
Age:
All ages
FINDING NEMO is a wonderful animated adventure about a small clownfish who goes in search of his son, who's been put into a fish tank by human beings. Every second of FINDING NEMO is beautifully animated, spectacularly directed and written with great heart and strong moral values.